This week, we’ve been feeling particularly space-age. Inspired mostly by Sir Richard Branson’s ground-breaking, ground-shaking launch into orbit, we’ve been exploring the Under Armour capsule collection; released to commemorate and celebrate Virgin Galactic’s one small step towards full-fledged space tourism.
Elsewhere, we’ve also been looking to the future — with ultra-modern concept cars from both Lincoln and Opel charging to the forefront of technical, motoring innovation. Add to that the future of artisanal rum, a fresh collaboration from Frescobol Carioca and Clive Christian’s latest development in al fresco dining — and you’ve got more pioneering gear than you can shake a spaceship at…
Ship-shape: The Tidal Rum
On a mission to overhaul the rascally reputation of rum, the founders of this artisan spirit decided to bottle a drink ‘kissed by the sea’. And that meant infusing this coastal craft creation with a rare sea botanical called ‘Jersey’s Pepper Dulse’; an ingredient that adds a subtle truffle flavour to the Caribbean rum.
The Tidal Rum
Throwing shade: Oscar Deen Fraser Sunglasses
If you’re looking for a statement pair of summer sunglasses that pack a retro punch, look no further. From Oscar Deen, these bold, brow-heavy shades are inspired by the striking Italian-style bifocals of the 1960s. Recreated using organic plastic lenses and Mazzucchelli acetate frames, they’re poised to become your new signature accessory.
Oscar Deen Fraser Sunglasses
Power up: Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD
The Opel Manta first hit roads in September 1970. Today, as motoring shifts into a cleaner, electrical gear, this baby muscle car is moving with it. Awfully-named, but beautifully rendered, the 50-year-old classic has been charged up for the future; fitted with a ‘Pixel-Vizor’ LED grille, an innovative manual electrical gearbox and a range over over 200 kilometres.
Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD
Into orbit: Virgin Galactic x Under Armour Flight Jacket
Did you see Sir Richard Branson blast off into space earlier this week? To commemorate and celebrate the entrepreneur’s 50-mile high flight, Under Armour has released an exclusive capsule collection. This flight jacket, in a classic bomber silhouette and with reflective taping, is windproof, lightweight & ready for lift off.
Virgin Galactic x Under Armour Flight Jacket
High-speed: Moto Guzzi: 100 Years Coffee Table Book
Published by Rizzoli Illustrati, this handsome new coffee table book tells the story of Moto Guzzi — one of the most revered, racy motorcycle manufacturers in the world. As the brand celebrates its centenary, this compendium — featuring insights from Tom Dixon and Ewan McGregor — takes a swift spin through a storied history.
Moto Guzzi: 100 Years Coffee Table Book
Your serve: Frescobol Carioca x Garrett Leight Beach Bat Case
Frescobol Carioca’s new ‘Rio California’ capsule, designed exclusively in collaboration with modish eyewear brand Garrett Leight, is stuffed with stylish clothes. But, inspired by the colours of the cities’ sunsets, this canvas case is perhaps our favourite piece. Created specifically for Frescobol’s signature beach bats, it’s trimmed with durable leather and has a zipped mesh pocket in which to store balls.
Frescobol Carioca x Garrett Leight Bat Case
Pop the question: Blackacre Canyon Engagement Ring
As we drink and dance through our first summer of weddings since 2019, thoughts of engagement will likely be playing on your mind. Thankfully, Blackacre’s ‘Canyon’ design is the perfect ring for the one-kneeing, question-popping job. With art-deco inspired diamond and sapphire gemstones — and a glimmering gold band, it’s a surefire way to illicit a ‘yes’.
Blackacre Canyon Engagement Ring
Heating up: Clive Christian Garden Kitchen
For the first time in its near five-decade history, Clive Christian is taking its statement kitchens into the great outdoors. And ‘great’ is the word. Because, with opulent finishing, sustainable materials and nautical nuances, these highly customisable kitchens will become the talked-about, tastebud-tingling centrepiece of your al fresco summer.
Clive Christian Garden Kitchen
Take the wheel: 2040 Lincoln Glider Sedan Concept
Last year, American carmaker Lincoln challenged a team of students from Southern California’s ArtCenter College of Design to envision the future of its brand. This ‘Lincoln Glider Sedan’ concept is perhaps the best; a futuristic, two-seater, smart-driving car that not only looks the ultra-modern part — but also offers disabled or paralysed drivers the chance to get back behind the wheel.
Lincoln Glider Sedan Concept
Soft touch: Joshua Ellis Cashmere Blackwatch Throw
Just because the world is slowly reopening, that doesn’t mean you should start neglecting home decor. We’ve spent the last 16 months sprucing up our homes, and key pieces like this sumptuous cashmere throw from Joshua Ellis will keep you ahead of the curve — even when your living room is no longer doubling as your office…
Joshua Ellis Cashmere Blackwatch Throw